Expect a new version of Office for Android tablets later this year

I’ll be interested to see how Office fares on Android. The iPad versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote have all be huge hits with iOS users and, I suspect, have shifted a fair number of Office 365 licences.

It’s a smart move on Microsoft’s part, it needs to get those Office apps out there into the wild where they act as a sales tools for Office 365 subscriptions. I’m picking that, away from Samsung, the Android apps could also drag some customers over to Microsoft devices. I don’t see that happening so much with Apple users, but owners of some of the flakier Android tablets could be tempted.